The Law Firm Of Mitchell Ignatoff

The Law Firm Of Mitchell Ignatoff

Are you an immigrant charged with a crime, convicted of a crime, facing deportation or unable to be a citizen because of a crime in N.J. or N.Y.? We can help. 30 yrs. criminal trial work. We defend against deportation in Immigration & State courts.

Firm Overview

We practice criminal defense in State and Federal courts in New Jersey and New York. This includes aliens, whether legal or illegal. We try to re-open criminal convictions to prevent deportation. We have the expertise to defend aliens against criminal charges and to defend aliens seeking citizenship. We re-open criminal convictions to prevent deportation or to enable aliens to become citizens. We defend against deportation in Immigration AND State courts.(Why pay an immigration attorney and a criminal defense attorney? We do both.) Our expertise is shown by: Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, LL.M (Masters degree in law) in Trial Advocacy, Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Criminal Law Committee, Member of the Bar Association of the City of New York Criminal Law Committee, lecturer (to other attorneys) Basic Immigration Practice. We attend many seminars to keep our knowledge current.

If you are an alien facing criminal charges which may result in deportation or inability to apply for citizenship, or you are convicted of a criminal charge which may result in deportation or the inability to become a citizen you need our services.

Even if the charge is in municipal court in New Jersey, or town or village court in New York, charges or convictions of shoplifting, drunk driving, possession of marijuana will affect your immigration status and may result in your deportation. Charges such as murder, sexual assault, child pornography, drug distribution in Superior Court in New Jersey or Supreme Court in New York will result in your deportation if you are convicted. We provide skilled legal counsel in all criminal matters to defend against deportation. We have won acquittals (not guilty) and we have successfully re-opened convictions which prevents deportations.

We do all we can to prevent deportation in both Immigration AND State courts.

Licensed in New Jersey (1978), New York (1979) Pennsylvania (2000, inactive) D.N.J., S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., Second and Third Circuits, U.S. Supreme Court.

Main Office

The Law Firm of Mitchell E. Ignatoff
560 Sylvan Ave 3rd Fl.


(201) 664-8500


(201) 829-0912



How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I have been defending clients accused of crime, disorderly persons offenses (misdemeanors), drunk driving for over 30 years in New Jersey and later, New York. During this time I have had acquittals, downgraded charges to avoid deportation, and re-opened many convictions resulting in preventing deportation. The more I learned of immigration law the more interested I became. Preventing deportation is my goal. Doing everything possible (within ethical boundaries) to prevent your deportation, or enable you to become a citizen is what I do.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

30 years of criminal trial experience including successfully defending criminal charges and re-opening convictions. A thorough knowledge of the grounds for deportation and inadmissiblity under the immigration laws.
Certification as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Doing the hard work to be awarded an LL.M (masters in law) for Trial Advocacy by Temple University Law School. Participation in many seminars on criminal law and immigration law to stay current in my knowledge of these areas. Membership on the Criminal Law Committees of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bar Association of the City of New York.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Knowledge of the criminal AND immigration laws. The ability to defend charges resulting in deportation in Immigration court and State courts. Why pay an immigration attorney and a criminal defense attorney? The knowledge and ability to re-open criminal convictions that might result in deportation or prevent citizenship. And my success in accomplishing these goals.

We work very hard to achieve these goals for you.

Mitchell Ignatoff

The Law Firm Of Mitchell Ignatoff


Bar Number: N/A
New Jersey, 1978

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